That Man from Rio
That Man from Rio (1964)

An eight-day pass, a kidnapping, and a greedy group of South American Indians provide the basic ingredients of this madcap adventure. A French air force pilot has the pass and plans to use it to see his girl friend in Paris. He gets there… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 5, 1964
DVD Release Date: February 1, 1994
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

It's fun, in an imperialist, colonialist, patronizing, exotic-marginalized-foreigners way.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

That Man From Rio is a crazy delight, a stylish, early-'60s pastiche that folds in every adventure-movie cliché you've ever seen, and possibly invents a few new ones.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Unlike the smooth-operating 007, Belmondo's That Man From Rio hero is a clumsy, bumbling, and ultimately charming dope.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

We don't think of Belmondo as an action star per se, but that's what he is here, smirking like Steve McQueen and managing to keep a cigarette clamped between his lips even when he's navigating hairpin turns on a motorbike.

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Tynan Yanaga
Film Inquiry

That Man In Rio has faults but that does not mean for a moment we cannot still get something out of it, even if it's, at the very least, some unadulterated thrills.

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Emanuel Levy

This charming French madcap road adventure, starring Jean Paul Belmondo at the height of his fame, was a huge international hit.

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Andrew O'Hehir

The fun feels forced almost all the way through "That Man From Rio," at least until the pure action and Belmondo's athleticism take over.

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Craig J. Clark
The Dissolve

It's a picturesque adventure filled with a logic-bending plot and death-defying stunts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It must think that it is so exciting to make Jean-Paul Belmondo run up and down the entire movie, but in fact it is only repetitious, predictable and inane,… More